Amazing pets & The Rainbow Bridge

I was going to combine this post and the one before together but I feel this one deserves it’s own post entirely. Bare with me and my rambling. Still sick and sleepy.

One of my good friends from work came in yesterday in tears after learning one of the dogs which she’s had for almost 12 years has cancer :(. Like I’ve said before pets are our family so I could feel her pain. Through out the years I’ve lost many pets for different reasons and it never gets easier. My prayers go out to her little Bentley Bean. No one wants to see one of their loving companions suffer. My manager and I were comforting her yesterday and reminded her of the rainbow bridge poem. For those of you who don’t know it :

THE RAINBOW BRIDGE POEM

 When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

 All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

 They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

 You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

 Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

Even if you aren’t very religious or a very mushy person this poem is very comforting and helps. I cry every time I read this poem guys! I can’t help but sometimes be a sucker for these mushy gushy things, I get it from my Momma. So if you’re reading this post, if anyone is, when you’re done I think you should run up to your loving pet and give them a huge hug and some wonderful affection, play with them, tell them about your day, share a yummy treat! If you don’t have a pet and are considering getting one always keep the option of Adopting in mind! Save a life and give someone a forever home! Everyone deserves a companion no matter what size, shape or form. Someday I’ll tell stories about a few of my companions that have passed.

Fill the emptiness

Also to those who are reading this feel free to tell me about your pets, current or past. I love animals so I would truly enjoy seeing pictures and/or hearing your pet stories. Here are some lovely animal photos I will share with you all:

Key West. Sweetest man & dog.

Malikai when he was a little puppy. My son.

Ruby. RIP. There's an explanation behind this photo I swear! I'll tell the story someday... remind me.

That’s all for now. Write on.

Always

-Kat

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